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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Elgin Covid Response Fund Announces Additional Funding Focused on Mental Health

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The City of Elgin, along with local and regional funders, announce details of an additional round of grant funding for the Elgin Covid Response Fund (ECRF). Thanks to a generous grant from United Way of Metro Chicago, the ECRF has an additional $25,000 to...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Elgin Sustainability Commission launches native plant kit program

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The Elgin Sustainability Commission is launching the Elgin Native Roots Program to help bring native plants to residents' home gardens. Over the next five weeks, a different type of native garden plant kit will be available at the Commission&...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

2021 Community Survey Findings Available

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ETC Institute administered the 2021 community survey, which found Elgin residents have a positive perception of the City, with 75% rating Elgin as an “excellent” or “good” place to live and only 8% giving a rating o...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Elgin jumps to sixth largest city in Illinois according to U.S. Census data

Elgin jumps to sixth largest city

Elgin's population had a 6.1 percent increase over the past decade, according to 2020 U.S. Census data released Thursday. The growth from 108,188 to 114,797 moves Elgin from the eighth to sixth largest city in Illinois. Of the eight largest citie...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Elgin Insight - Check out what we've been up to!

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Elgin Insight highlight the organization’s work in executing the City of Elgin’s 2018-2022 Strategic Principles and Priorities. The newsletter shares updates related to the City’s core values and defined goals, recognizes the...

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